Telecommunications infrastructure covers the networks that carry voice and data between users across Australia, and our connections with the rest of the world, impacting on our liveability and productivity. It is increasingly central to our personal lives and to the way we work and do business.
Business and government are rapidly moving services online. As almost all of us rely on these services, access to networks that keep us connected is becoming essential.
This chapter identified and examines the key telecommunications infrastructure challenges and opportunities in Australia.
It looks at:
- Innovation enabling productivity
- Challenges for mobile service provision
- Maximising the benefits for nbn investment
- Accessibility and connectivity for users
There are 9 points of difference between cities over rural areas in performance on the Australian Digital Inclusion Index